Why do they always want what they can't have?
It started with the pet. What do we get? Dog? Cat? Hamster? Other? Well the oldest wanted a dog. Ooo, pricey, well lets see what we can do. In the end the problem wasn't that she wanted a dog, it's that all the dogs she was interested in were big dogs. Dalmations, Golden Retriever, etc. Nice dogs to be sure, but all over the weight limit for our apt. complex. Well darn it all. On the plus side though, the Guinea Pig is surprisingly popular and entertaining. Watching him "popcorn" in his plastic house thing has got to be about the most amusing thing I've seen a pet do in a while (seriously the whole house bounces around the cage, both cute and hilarious).
Hasn't stopped the constant requests for the dog though, "Once we get a bigger house, then I can get a Shadow? (Homeward Bound reference)" is the daily inquiry.
Next was the activity. We're trying to find some kind of sport or something for the oldest to be interested in. Maybe gymnastics? Soccer? Violin? Something like that? Naw, of course not. After a long drought she finally found something she wants to try. What is it? Ringette...
Ahh okay, I can work with that...
Nice, the closest place in our country that offers it is in Michigan. That's only like 2,000 miles away.
Well, back to the drawing board.
Then it was the youngest's turn this morning. I'm getting ready for work and she gets up all groggy, rubbing her eyes. I go over and give her a little hug "Good morning sweetie, how are you? Did you sleep well? Can I get you anything?"
*rubs eyes for a minute* "Square banana"
Um, you want a banana?
One of these? *holds up a banana*
"No!" tears are welling up now "square banana!"
"You mean the banana chips mommy made?" while showing her the jar. (dehydrated banana slices, not bad at all).
"NO, I WANT SQUARE BANANA!"
Sorry, we don't have any square bananas, how about you just eat this one? *hands her a pealed (it has to be pealed) banana*
"NO! SQUARE BANANA..." and the meltdown starts.
So yeah, they don't call them the terrible twos for nothing.
Kids these days.
Edited, Jan 6th 2014 12:50pm by someproteinguy